California prison system creates isolation cells for the mentally ill

To com­ply with an April fed­er­al court or­der to im­prove treat­ment of men­tally ill in­mates in Cali­for­nia pris­ons, the state on Fri­day pro­posed the cre­ation of sep­ar­ate sol­it­ary hous­ing units. Men­tally ill in­mates in those isol­a­tion cells would re­ceive in­creased time out of their cells and ac­cess to ther­apy and treat­ment.

Sources: U.S. District Court